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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A blood stool test is a test that may use a special kit at home to determine whether the stool contains blood. Have you ever had this test using a home kit?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,409 4,146 55.6 54.1-57.0 3,263 44.4 43.0-45.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,719 3,893 57.9 56.4-59.4 2,826 42.1 40.6-43.6
No 681 249 34.8 30.4-39.5 432 65.2 60.5-69.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 135 77 50.8 39.4-62.0 58 49.2 38.0-60.6
Recommended Range 2,379 1,343 56.8 54.3-59.2 1,036 43.2 40.8-45.7
Overweight 2,733 1,560 56.9 54.5-59.3 1,173 43.1 40.7-45.5
Obese 1,806 993 53.1 50.1-56.0 813 46.9 44.0-49.9
Current Smoker
No 6,067 3,537 57.8 56.2-59.4 2,530 42.2 40.6-43.8
Yes 1,315 596 45.7 42.3-49.1 719 54.3 50.9-57.7
Binge Drinker
No 7,078 3,994 56.0 54.6-57.5 3,084 44.0 42.5-45.4
Yes 228 108 49.2 41.4-57.0 120 50.8 43.0-58.6
Heavy Drinker
No 7,159 4,034 56.0 54.5-57.4 3,125 44.0 42.6-45.5
Yes 190 87 46.8 38.2-55.5 103 53.2 44.5-61.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,284 1,296 56.2 53.5-58.8 988 43.8 41.2-46.5
No 5,094 2,834 55.4 53.7-57.2 2,260 44.6 42.8-46.3
Current Asthma
Yes 626 367 56.7 51.7-61.5 259 43.3 38.5-48.3
No 6,734 3,749 55.5 54.0-57.0 2,985 44.5 43.0-46.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,252 727 60.5 57.1-63.8 525 39.5 36.2-42.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 17 8 40.2 17.9-67.3 9 59.8 32.7-82.1
No 6,019 3,340 54.7 53.0-56.3 2,679 45.3 43.7-47.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 119 71 53.7 41.6-65.5 48 46.3 34.5-58.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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